Key Contacts: Laura Mullen – Partner  |  Brendan O’Connor – Partner  |  Cian Moriarty – Partner  |              Hugo Grattirola – Partner  |  Jonathan Kelly – Managing Partner

Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of four new partners following a period of continuing growth. The four new partners are Laura Mullen, Cian Moriarty, Brendan O’Connor, and Hugo Grattirola.

Laura Mullen, Partner, Projects and Construction
Laura works in a range of practice areas including PPP projects, construction, public procurement law and procurement litigation. Throughout her career Laura has advised on some of the most significant infrastructure developments in Ireland over recent years and has advised public and private sector clients on all aspects of public procurement law. Her appointment further demonstrates that no other firm in Ireland can offer more depth of resources and recent projects and construction experience than Philip Lee.

Brendan O’Connor, Partner, Real Estate
Brendan represents institutional investors, developers, lenders, semi state bodies, private corporates and individuals in all areas of commercial and residential real estate. Having trained with the firm, Brendan brings an unrivalled knowledge of the firm’s client base to the real estate partnership team.

Hugo Grattirola, Partner, M&A and Corporate Transactions, Technology and Privacy
Hugo has experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital transactions and company reorganisations. He also specialises in technology matters such as Artificial Intelligence and Privacy/Data Protection. He is one of the few lawyers in Ireland with a dual French and Irish qualification. Hugo leads the firm’s French Desk and works with French-speaking clients looking to set up or expand in Ireland. Hugo’s appointment bolsters the firm’s position in the Irish business and technology law markets and further strengthen its capacity to advise on the most complex transactions.

Cian Moriarty, Partner, Employment
Cian has acted for a large number of employers and employees, in both the private and public sectors, on employment law matters both contentious and non-contentious. Cian also advises in the area of immigration and regularly assists employers in bringing their employees to Ireland. Cian is the vice-chairperson of the Law Society’s Guidance and Ethics Committee and regularly lectures at the Law Society.

Commenting on the promotions, managing partner Jonathan Kelly said, “I am especially proud of this year’s round of partner promotions. One of the aims of our strategy has been to grow the firm organically. Each of these new partners has been with the firm for most or all of their career and has thrived within their practice area. We are committed to maintaining an environment in which talent can flourish and all of our people can enjoy working together to provide a first-class service to our clients”.